MDC will hold free Advanced Archery Instructor training for teachers Jan. 29 at Ridgewood Middle School

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ARNOLD, Mo.—Teachers who currently teach the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC)   Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) units and are ready to take it to the next level will have that opportunity.

MDC will hold an Advanced Archery Instructor training class Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Ridgewood Middle School, 1401 Ridgewood School Drive in Arnold.

This is a free training class and is meant for teachers who are already Basic Archery Instructor-certified in the MoNASP program. This training is designed to help archery coaches prepare their students for competition in NASP tournaments.

The class will be divided into three segments:

  1. Back to the Basics –Review the 11 steps to archery success.
  2. Tournament Rules and the Line Judges perspective
  3. Coaching Tips and Advice from an experienced MoNASP coach

MoNASP is part of NASP, which is the national program that teaches International style target archery to students in grades 4-12. MoNASP is taught as a two-week unit during the school day and makes the school eligible to compete in National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) tournaments on a local, state, national and international level. Schools must qualify for the NASP competitions.

Statistics show school archery programs improve school attendance, increase participants self-esteem and physical activity, helps kids relate to learning subject matter, and gets them outdoors to discover nature. Participants also learn an activity they can enjoy for the rest of their lives in the form of recreational target shooting or bow hunting.

The Advanced Archery Instructor training is free to qualified teachers, but advanced online registration is required at:

For questions, contact MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Conrad Mallady, at 314-577-9555 ext. 76044, or email:  

For more information about MoNASP, visit